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Re: AnotherTB: Peach Spot photo - Neil

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: AnotherTB: Peach Spot photo - Neil
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela" <IrisLady@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 22:59:49 -0700

HI Neil,
Sounds like good practical advice.  Thank you!  :-)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: PHOTO] [iris-photos] AnotherTB: Peach Spot photo

Margie, thanks for posting this very clear, clean photo of an iris with lovely color.
Just as a thought on hybridizing, however, with the form, ratios of width to length of petals, low bud count (sorta) and branching, I would think that to breed for this type--including rebloom--one would be to advantage to go to some of the best of the Blyth yellow or pink amoena sorts, or to the line that includes MAN ABOUT TOWN, or to BRAGGADOCIO and its children from Keppel.  It is easier to get a taller stalk (from Brag.) than it is to correct---no, let me say that differently--to update the character-- of Peach Spot.  Braggadocio, in addition to being an I-sub-s Progenitor-type bicolor also carries the genetics for making yellow amoenas.  I haven't heard about RIO, but it should act similarly, I would think.  Both are very *wide* hafted, modern irises.
These I mention may not rebloom themselves, but their ancestries have a lot of things in them that suggest rebloom potential.  One might not get rebloom the first generation, but persistance pays....don't we know!  There aren't many rebloomers that have the fat-'n-fluffy wide, ruffled look much favored these days.  There are some good rebloomers around that could be used with some like these.  One that comes to mind that could be a real asset is IMPULSIVE.  Crossing the best of the best with rebloomers, then selecting the vigorous, fast-increasing progeny and crossing among them or crossing to rebloomers has potential.
Just thinking outloud......
Neil Mogensen  z 7   western NC

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